On that level, I thought it was belabored and cartoonish, and I left the theater feeling completely depressed (anti-Semitic? This movie seems to hate the entire human race). I can get over the fact that the movie doesn't contain any spiritual teachings. But is it too much to ask for the characters to have some personality? Story, you ask? How about this: starts with Jesus' capture, ends with the climactic crucifiction and Jesus' eventual resurrection. In between, there is a lot of brutal torture and people crying.
Still, I must admit, I am glad this movie was made. It's completely worthless, but it has people talking and actually THINKING. And I'm impressed that Mel Gibson stuck to his guns amidst all the controversy and didn't try to soften his movie up. So hats off to him for getting the thing made in the first place.
― Anthony (Anthony F), Saturday, 27 March 2004 17:37 (eighteen years ago) link
― jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Saturday, 27 March 2004 19:20 (eighteen years ago) link
― Anthony (Anthony F), Sunday, 28 March 2004 05:11 (eighteen years ago) link
― ivana, Wednesday, 14 April 2004 14:48 (eighteen years ago) link
Oh yeah, where in the gospels does it talk about throwing Jesus off a bridge and dangling him from a chain?
― BabyBuddha (BabyBuddha), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 20:03 (eighteen years ago) link
Well, they did have those brief flashbacks, like the one with the sermon on the mound. But you're right that the spirituality in the movie is virtually nonexistant. The film's a morbid turd.
― latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 23:14 (eighteen years ago) link
but yea, i was also put off by anyone that called for the movie to be banned or tempered. even if it was openly and brutally antisemetic, intellectuals should trust the people of a nation to be able to run their own minds, as unlikely as that may seem to be the case in america at times.
― tom cleveland (tom cleveland), Thursday, 15 April 2004 11:47 (eighteen years ago) link
It would be like buying really creepy porn from my neighborhood grocery store - I have to look these people in the face.
― miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Thursday, 15 April 2004 23:06 (eighteen years ago) link
― BabyBuddha (BabyBuddha), Friday, 16 April 2004 15:11 (eighteen years ago) link
― Eric H. (Eric H.), Sunday, 18 April 2004 06:32 (eighteen years ago) link
― BabyBuddha (BabyBuddha), Monday, 19 April 2004 01:17 (eighteen years ago) link
GOD BE WITH YOU||.
― admas abtew, Friday, 5 May 2006 11:11 (sixteen years ago) link
jesus is back as jesus, mel gibson is back as director mel gibson.
“‘Resurrection’ would focus on the twenty-four hours encompassing Jesus’ passion and the events that occurred three days between his crucifixion and resurrection.”
it will be "interesting" to see how overall good guy mel gibson interprets the whereabouts of jesus between crucifixion and resurrection.
― Karl Malone, Thursday, 12 January 2023 18:29 (three weeks ago) link
idk this sounds pretty bad ass. As a Catholic kid this...interzone period fascinated me:
― Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 January 2023 18:31 (three weeks ago) link
The Passion Of The Christ 2: Passion Harder
― StanM, Thursday, 12 January 2023 19:13 (three weeks ago) link
xp i didn't know about the harrowing until later on. i think my first time through Inferno was the first time i came upon the idea. i do kind of laugh at the idea of being stuck in hell with mel gibson, metaphorically, while filming an bunch of CGI sequences in hell with mel gibson.
and in the earthly realm, i do think think there's endless potential for drama in capturing the thoughts and actions of his followers during that time. some of whom may have thought he would never die, or that his death would instantly trigger the establishment of a kingdom of heaven on earth, and those that surely began to doubt everything. all the praying, not to mention the trauma of watching a close friend be executed.
it'd be cool if mel gibson was not the director though, haha
― Karl Malone, Thursday, 12 January 2023 19:18 (three weeks ago) link
aka the Harrowing of Hell.
― more difficult than I look (Aimless), Saturday, 14 January 2023 04:04 (three weeks ago) link
Which I cited in my post
― Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 14 January 2023 10:45 (three weeks ago) link